Contemporary Islamic Finance: Innovations, Applications and Best Practices

ISBN: 978-1-118-18090-7
388 pages
January 2013
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Dr. KAREN HUNT-AHMED is a lecturer at DePaul University. She is currently teaching Islamic finance, microfinance, management, and business ethics. Dr. Hunt-Ahmed is also a Faculty Fellow of DePaul's Egan Urban Center as well as the president of the Chicago Islamic Microfinance Project, a not-for-profit economic development organization that provides Shari'ah-compliant microcredit to entrepreneurs in Chicago. Her research interests include culture and identity, financial empowerment, Islamic finance, microfinance, and the socialization of economic behavior. Dr. Hunt-Ahmed has worked in the banking sector in Chicago and in private equity in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She received her BA and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and her PhD from the University of Chicago. Dr. Hunt-Ahmed lives in Wilmette, Illinois, and enjoys karate. She lived in Dubai for many years and has traveled extensively in the Middle East, Pakistan, Africa, and Europe.